Lunds universitet, MAX IV, CPO

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

MAX IV is improving the routines for maintaining and servicing the many thousand pieces of equipment across the laboratory. A newly started maintenance project is meant to standardize maintenance routines and ensure a stable operation of the MAX IV facility into the foreseeable future.

We are looking for a Maintenance Engineer that will fill a central role in this work and beyond. Are you interested in developing the maintenance activities at a world-leading research facility? Then this is the right job for you!


  • Drive the development of a maintenance organization at MAX IV
  • Capture maintenance needs and developing maintenance strategies and processes (run to failure, corrective, preventive etc.) for different parts of the organization
  • Support the implementation of the maintenance management system (J5) including staff training
  • Support estimations of costs of maintenance and spare part stocks
  • Assist in driving and coordinating maintenance activities during and after the maintenance project e.g. the scheduling of maintenance tasks, shutdowns etc.
  • Regularly analyse performance, failure rates etc. across the facility
  • Work in close collaboration with staff across the organization, in particular staff in technical teams, accelerators and at beamlines


  • Several years of experience working with maintenance engineering or similar at larger science or industrial facilities or equivalent
  • Professional working proficiency in English

Below are seen as merits

  • An education or certification in Maintenance Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience from working as a project manager or similar within maintenance, facility management, construction, infrastructure, or organizational change management
  • General knowledge of infrastructure systems such as water cooling, liquid nitrogen, electricity, vacuum, and machine protection
  • Good overall technical understanding with an interest in research, technology, infrastructure, and technical development
  • A Project Management certification
  • Professional working proficiency in Swedish

As a person, you are performance oriented - setting high goals for yourself and others. You will need to have a talent for leading and motivating others, creating commitment and participation to enable MAX IV to reach its goals. You will report to the manager of the Central Project Office at MAX IV.

What we offer
When you join the MAX IV team, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientists from all over the world, generating scientific results for the benefit of society. We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development with respect for a healthy work-life balance.

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Probationary period may apply.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2679
  • Andreas Lassesson, +46462226220
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 06.Sep.2023
Last application date 30.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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